Counseling Psychology, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
- International Students/Immigrant Students
- Career Concerns/Academic Distress
- Family of Origin concerns
- Identity Development
- Societal Events Impact on Mental Health
Approach to Therapy:
My primary approach to therapy is to help the client understand themselves and their issues, by providing a safe, confidential space for them to engage in self-reflection and process their lives. Students, as emerging adults, are inundated with new experiences that could raise stress and anxiety towards understanding life. I help students to reflect on themselves through a psychodynamic/attachment lens, while also utilizing aspects of ACT to help students manage more immediate stresses.
Approach to Wellness:
I believe Wellness as a close communication between one's mind, body, and soul to maintain positive energy. For me, this would include maintaining an optimistic outlook to various events throughout the day, cooking and eating favorite foods, spending time (virtually now) w/ people I love, playing video games, watching Youtube/TV, and engaging in physical activities. I also often go out on a long walk to enjoy the moment and appreciate my surroundings.